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Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos says Mike Soroka (Achilles) will undergo surgery within the week.
Soroka tore his Achilles in Monday's start against the Mets and is out for the season. It's a brutal injury for the 23-year-old ace of the Braves and it could have career altering affects. He's a giant question mark heading into 2021.
Braves starter Mike Soroka left Monday's matchup against the New York Mets after falling down attempting to cover first base and being helped off the field. Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution is now reporting that Soroka tore his right Achilles and is done for the season.
This was the news no one wanted to hear but everyone was waiting for once they saw the video of Soroka going down and grabbing his right foot Monday. He had developed into the ace of the Braves staff after a breakout 2019 campaign. It isn't immediately clear who will take Soroka's spot in the rotation, but it's possible that the recently-demoted Mike Foltynewicz is recalled and given another shot.
Mike Soroka left Monday's start in the top of the third inning with an apparent lower leg injury. He was replaced by Chris Rusin.
Soroka's tweaked his right leg as he attempted to leave the mound to cover first base following a J.D. Davis groundout to Freddie Freeman. He fell to the ground and needed to be assisted off the field as he could put no weight on his leg. We don't want to speculate on the severity of the injury but the fact he needed to be helped off isn't a good sign. He went 2.1 innings with four walks, three earned runs, and no strikeouts prior to exiting but the book is still not closed on him.
Braves starter Mike Soroka allowed two earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out five over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rays Wednesday.
Soroka has looked sharp through two starts with a 1.59 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, and eight strikeouts over 11 1/3 innings, but he has yet to enter the win column. His next start is scheduled to come against the Mets at home.
Mike Soroka was solid across six innings Friday in the season opener, allowing four hits while recording three strikeouts in the no-decision, a game where the Braves lost 1-0 to the Mets.
Soroka showed why he is the ace of the Braves' staff as he was hitting the corners and basically shut down the Mets' impressive offensive lineup. He'll face the Rays and Charlie Morton on Wednesday.